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15 August 2011

Siblings of autistic kids also at risk

Siblings of kids with autism have a higher risk of being diagnosed with the disorder than previously believed, a new study suggests.

Siblings of kids with autism have a higher risk of being diagnosed with the disorder than previously believed, suggests a new study.

"We know that the brain at young ages is more amenable to change," said study author Wendy Stone, of the University of Washington Autism Centre in Seattle.

Autism rates show no sign of decrease

 
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